2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $8,980 for North Carolina residents and $36,159 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for UNC is $8,980 for North Carolina residents and $36,159 for out-of-state students.
The Living costs increased by 2.10% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount ($12,017) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,019 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$8,980 $36,159$14,276
2020-2021$8,980$36,159$14,576
Change % 2020-20210.00%0.00%2.10%
2021-2022$8,980$36,159$14,882
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $12,522 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $30,248 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at UNC is $12,522 for North Carolina residents and $30,248 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 tuition & fees of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are same as the last year for both undergraduate and graduate schools. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($13,733) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,141 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$12,522 $30,248$14,276
2020-2021$12,522$30,248$14,576
Change % 2020-20210.00%0.00%2.10%
2021-2022$12,522$30,248$14,882
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at UNC.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$237$1,122
2019-2020$237$1,155
2020-2021$237$1,189
Graduate2018-2019$502$1,346
2019-2020$517$1,386
2020-2021$532$1,427
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $49,900 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $68,800 for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$49,900$57,100$45,100
7 Years After Graduation$54,900--
8 Years After Graduation$60,800--
9 Years After Graduation$58,900--
10 Years After Graduation$68,800$75,600$64,500

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at UNC?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $35,858 for North Carolina residents and $148,606 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$8,974$8,968$8,961$8,955$35,858
Out-of-State$36,552$36,949$37,350$37,756$148,606
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$8,968$8,961$8,955$8,949$35,833
Out-of-State$36,949$37,350$37,756$38,166$150,221
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$8,961$8,955$8,949$8,943$35,808
Out-of-State$37,350$37,756$38,166$38,580$151,852
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$8,955$8,949$8,943$8,936$35,783
Out-of-State$37,756$38,166$38,580$38,999$153,502
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$8,949$8,943$8,936$8,930$35,758
Out-of-State$38,166$38,580$38,999$39,423$155,169
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $95,853 for North Carolina residents and $208,602 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$24,290$24,059$23,958$23,858$95,853
Out-of-State$51,868$52,040$52,237$52,456$208,602
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$24,059$23,848$23,748$23,648$95,040
Out-of-State$52,040$52,237$52,456$52,695$209,428
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$23,848$23,655$23,556$23,457$94,293
Out-of-State$52,237$52,456$52,695$52,950$210,338
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$23,655$23,477$23,378$23,280$93,603
Out-of-State$52,456$52,695$52,950$53,221$211,322
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$23,477$23,312$23,214$23,116$92,960
Out-of-State$52,695$52,950$53,221$53,506$212,371
Last year, 53% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $27,733 for North Carolina residents and $140,482 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$7,260$7,029$6,928$6,828$27,733
Out-of-State$34,838$35,010$35,207$35,426$140,482
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$7,029$6,818$6,718$6,618$26,920
Out-of-State$35,010$35,207$35,426$35,665$141,308
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$6,818$6,625$6,526$6,427$26,173
Out-of-State$35,207$35,426$35,665$35,920$142,218
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$6,625$6,447$6,348$6,250$25,483
Out-of-State$35,426$35,665$35,920$36,191$143,202
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$6,447$6,282$6,184$6,086$24,840
Out-of-State$35,665$35,920$36,191$36,476$144,251

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$8,980$990$14,576$36,159$990 $14,576
Graduate$12,522 $990$14,576$30,248 $990$14,576


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